18 May 2011

Solstice Poetry Slam

Before I show you some pictures from last
 night's Poetry Slam, I'll show you some eats...

Grilled Chicken, Refried Bean, and Cream Cheese Taco with Vegetables

Lunch was filling, but I needed a mid-day snack to keep me going...

Green Yogurt with Berries

1 cup plain yogurt mixed with 1 scoop Greens+ powder
1/3 cup frozen blueberries, and 1/2 cup sliced strawberries

Now let's get to some music and poetry!

Last night, my friend invited me out to a Poetry Slam at Solstice Cafe

The main feature was "Mighty" Mike McGee from San Jose, California. He's an 
international spoken word artist, writer, performer, speaker, slam poet and comic. 
(In the photo above: far left, sitting down)

The acts and presentations before him were amazing,
 especially singer and poet, Matthew Christopher Davidson

His voice and music were soothing and really quite beautiful

Sorry for the bad pictures; the quality of good lighting was lacking

Then "Mighty Mike" hit the stage...

I loved his energy! He was witty, impressionable 
and contagious. My cheeks still hurt from laughing!

Question: Have you been to a poetry slam before? 
Any hidden poetry fans or poetry writers out there? 


Anonymous said... [reply]

Poetry slams are AMAZING. They are literally what got me through my rough two years at UCSB. Every monday night. It was the only place I felt completely comfortable and myself :)

Jess@atasteofconfidence said... [reply]

That cafe looks so cute! I haven't been to a poetry slam:)

thehealthyapron said... [reply]

never been but it sounds fun!

Missy said... [reply]

What an amazing venue.
I love spoken word. Love it. I wish I have gone to more.

Kath (My Funny Little Life) said... [reply]

I've been to a poetry slam a few months ago, and it was awesome! I'm very bad with writing poetry myself, though.

Emma @ Getting There & Going Places said... [reply]

I've never been but that looks like so much fun!
Even though there aren't very many people there it seems? :P
These are the kind of things I usually don't do but that I'm actually probably missing out on! :P

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I have never been to anything like that, but I love creativity and totally admire those that aren't afraid to share!

Megan said... [reply]

I've never been to a poetry slam, but I do enjoy poetry! My favorites are Robert Frost, John Keats and William Wordsworth.
Its such a beautiful form of expression.

LauraJayne said... [reply]

I've never been to a poetry slam - but I'd be totally game! I want to find one here locally!

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said... [reply]

Love your blog! Thanks so much for stopping by mine! I have really enjoyed looking at your posts.

That poetry slam looks awesome, never have been very good but always enjoyed listening to people read their art!

Following you now :-)

Tori (Fresh Fruition) said... [reply]

Refried beans? YUM! I haven't had those in a while...

Natalie @ cinnamonbums said... [reply]

i went to my first slam poetry night a couple years ago in the east village of nyc and it TOTALLY blew me away - just how earnest and raw all the poems were. totally surpassed my expectations!! im glad you enjoyed it =)

...and san jose hollaaaa - that's the city where my high school / church were in!!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

I have never been to one, but I would go!

Yuki said... [reply]

I had to attend a poetry slam last year for my English class. I cant remember the name of the cafe but it was somewhere around broad st... i actually really enjoyed it too!

Ashlei said... [reply]

I love listening to live acoustic music like that!

I love the girls sleeve tat sitting in front of you!


Sarah@The Flying Onion said... [reply]

I've never been to a poetry slam, but I love the sound of it!! So fun! =)

And I love your lunch as well. Totally delicious.

Anonymous said... [reply]

My oldest brother was a part of the slam poetry scene in San Jose, CA in the mid to late 90's. Some of his best friends from that time are now professional slam poets. Although I like to remember them as the punky mohawked early 20 year olds they were.

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